November. It’s a month that sends shivers up the spine of any College Football fan. It’s a month that defines years in ones life. 1996? A miserable year. 1997? The way God intended a year to be. 2014? None of that sir. 2017? All that and twice on Sundays please. November is all of 10 days old and there are some teams that want to have a do-over already. “Who are they?”, you ask dear reader. Well pull up a cha…oh you’re already sitting. Well, sit back and enjoy this week’s BOOM! Roasted!
WILLIE CHAD MORRIS WATCH 2019
Arkansas has had a rough go of it for the past…well for a good while now. Member when BERT had them humming? Don’t worry, their fans don’t either. But Chad Morris came in two years ago with the promise of a HUNH offense that worked (sorta) at SMU and definitely did at Clemson. Well, the rebuild had the look of the movie The Money Pit. Everyone always saying, “It’ll take two more weeks.” More like two more years. We all got to see what I’m talking about a couple of weeks ago when the Auburn offense exploded on the Hogs for 51 points while the defense didn’t give up a point until its was second and third teamers against the Hogs’ ones in the second half. Well this week Arkansas hosted Western Kentucky for Senior Day. And the fan base came out in their finest
And boy did they sure show up for the contest too!
Wow, here's a photo of Razorback Stadium in the first quarter of the Arkansas- Western Kentucky game. Photo compliments of David Bazzel. pic.twitter.com/4kqlyHxkjy— Randy Stowe (@rstowe1225) November 9, 2019
Well that doesn’t bode well for this watch to last long. As for the game?
This is the kind of day Arkansas is having. Western Kentucky's kicker did this! pic.twitter.com/x1IR60Up5h— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 9, 2019
Oh good Lord…
The rest of the game didn’t turn out any better as the final gun would sound
Arkansas falls to Western Kentucky 45-19 on Senior Day. pic.twitter.com/0vxUvPhpiq— THV11 (@THV11) November 9, 2019
Is it just me, or when you see it like that does it make it look even worse? I mean it’s bad, but that way make it even worse right? Well it wouldn’t take long, as one would expect, making this the shortest watch in the history of the Roasted.
Wins under Chad Morris:— Jim Joyner (@jimthejam) November 10, 2019
Eastern Illinois, Tulsa, Portland St. and Colorado St.
Colorado St., North Texas, San Jose St., Western Kentucky AND every SEC game.
What a strange year and a half for Arkansas football. https://t.co/MQKJROaaKl
So now we have FSU and Arkansas open for jobs and now the fun really begins as the rumor mill starts in full tilt!
“We’ve already crossed off Urban Meyer; we’ve already crossed off Bob Stoops. Today’s story — which is utterly ridiculous — is they are trying to reach out to Nick Saban to be the next coach at Florida State. The FSU coaching search is already off the rails.”—@ClayTravis pic.twitter.com/BloE3M0XgE— Outkick the Coverage (@Outkick) November 7, 2019
Yup, coaching moves this year are gonna be stupid.
HAVE A GLASS OF WATER BIG
FOURTEEN TEN, YOU’RE DRUNK
So, I sorta shorted you guys last week when I only did two games last week cause I couldn’t find another Boys II Men song that worked for me so I will make up for it here. First off, Michigan State is always known for a stingy defense and a coupe of guys they put out on offense and they sometimes score points, but not often. Well this week they hosted Illinois in East Lansing and it looked to be an easy day for the home team.
Michigan State has scored more points in 17+ minutes vs. Illinois (21) than it did the entire month of October (17).— Chris “Mack” Mackinder (@Chris_Mackinder) November 9, 2019
Spartans lead Illinois 21-3 early in the 2Q. pic.twitter.com/lYr16EmPrI
See what I mean about that scoring thing? Well they would hold a 28-3 lead over the Illini until the last play of the 2nd quarter.
HOW DID BRANDON PETERS PULL THIS OFF?— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 9, 2019
He nearly fumbles before delivering a 47-yard TD strike to @JoshBhebhe to close the @IlliniFootball half: pic.twitter.com/2KZnAVHl0o
Ok, so that’s unfortunate but Sparty would add a field goal to make it 31-10 as we entered the 4th quarter of play. Layup win right?
Michigan State was up 21 on Illinois in the fourth quarter. What a wild day in East Lansing. pic.twitter.com/Tbxxb7iuZo— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 10, 2019
UNBELIEVABLE! @IlliniFootball comes back from 25 down to seal the largest comeback in school history.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 10, 2019
Oh, and they're going bowling. pic.twitter.com/Fp2VhUAPtQ
November 10, 2019
Also, it makes Illinois bowl eligible. It leaves Michigan State unable to make plans yet for after November.
And the worst part, this was at home. I am a Falcons fan (I know I enjoy pain but at least we beat the Aints) so I can commiserate with Sparty here but….damn dude, at least we did that to a good team, you did that to Illinois.
In the other half of the fun in the B1G, Minnesota played their first significant game since Roosevelt was in office against Penn State this weekend and the Gophers brought out the big guns to rattle the Nits.
Minnesota put a Gopher on the scoreboard during Penn State's FG attempt pic.twitter.com/EPo9MZQTgH— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) November 9, 2019
Well played Minnesota, well played.
As for the game, man was it fun. Back and forth battle where defense was optional but still had some great defensive plays sprinkled in. In the end, this would happen.
And with that, No. 17 Minnesota takes down No. 4 Penn State— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) November 9, 2019
(via @GopherFootball) pic.twitter.com/lrLHi693MN
Which directly led to this
Absolute SCENES in Minnesota as the No.17 Gophers upset No.4 Penn State.— theScore (@theScore) November 9, 2019
( : @theothermegryan) pic.twitter.com/9UUHo0EPDs
Good for Goldy, they were starved for a big victory since the last one they really had was Glenn Mason telling Georgia nevermind back after they fired Ray Goff. (YEAH TAKE THAT GEORGIA! A MINNESOTA COACH TOLD YOU NO!! HATE WEEK STRONG BABY!)
LAST ONE FOR THE ROAD
Pac-12 suspends referee 1 game for mistakenly accessing a hands to face penalty on Washington State player instead of Cal player, who committed penalty in WSU-Cal game Saturday. Remainder of officiating crew “downgraded” according to league office— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 11, 2019
SEC fans like to think we have the worst officials on the planet but apparently the PAC-12 asks for volunteers at that booth beside the Credit Card signup station before you enter the stadium. This is the 3rd...THIRD!...instance of the PAC-12 suspending one or a group of refs for making an egregious error during a game.
This is play incorrectly called against @WSUCougarFB’s @hd42___. It was 20-11 Cal at this point. Call resulted in a 59 yard swing against WSU. No one is suggesting the result changes on this call, but it’s another example of the ineptness of @pac12 officials. #GoCougs https://t.co/QzkluqKeQu pic.twitter.com/JO48mUjCpg— Derek Deis (@DerekKXLY) November 10, 2019
I know its kind of hard to tell from the video but I can tell that only one helmet shot back. Man, I know the gonja is legal out there and all but there ain’t no dang sense in the refs gettin’ in to it in the pregame WEST COAST PAWL!
NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND AND YOU SHOULDN’T SCROLL DOWN ANY FARTHER
I'm happy to bring you the content you didn't know you needed, but love to have. #LSUrep #sadfansaresad pic.twitter.com/IZyFH05CCh— Michael Cauble (@Cauble) November 10, 2019
Aw, I told you not to! You….you guys….